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In January 2005 Gordon Park was convicted for the murder of his first wife Carol Ann Park in 1976, dubbed by the media as "The Lady in the Lake".

After nearly 5 years of incarceration, on his 66th birthday Gordon took his own life.

Gordon's wife, children, stepchildren, family, friends and supporters are devastated and firmly believe in his innocence.

We will continue to fight in the courts to clear Gordon's name.

Gordon's funeral was held on Thursday 4th February at Beacon Hill Methodist Church, Barrow-in-Furness where more than 200 friends and supporters attended.

Dear Grandad

We would like to thank all Gordon's friends and supporters for the kind words of condolence which have helped us during this difficult time:

Hi Sorry for your loss. I know you'll continue the fight! anyone with the slightest ounce of common sense knows Gordon is innocent. Our thoughts are with you. 

our thoughts are with you and your family jeremy rip gordon, 
cath aaron kimberley and christopher x

To Jeremy and Family. I'd like to offer my condolences to you all. My thoughts go out to you, as I know only to well what the media, prison and suicide do to familys. Although he wasn't my teacher, I spent many yrs in the same class as Jeremy, may Gordon now rest at peace. 
Tracy B

Please accept my condolences for the death of Mr Park. I believe that the verdict in this case is simply 12 random members of the public's opinion ( the jury) on various things presented to them which indicate there was a possibility of it being Mr Park. Circumstances pointing to a person or a probability they did it shouldnt be enough to convict a person whether you believe they did it or not. Unless there is DNA or CCTV or some kind of concrete factual evidence then I believe miscarriage of justice is a strong possibility in this case. It must be very hard to hear such things spoken about a member of your family knowing there is no actual proof but the media are allowed to say it anyway whether it be actual evidence or just pure speculation. I hope the family stick to their beliefs and continue to campaign to clear Mr Park's name if they feel he is innocent. I would like to extend my best wishes to Mr Park's family at this time, you are in our thoughts and prayers. 

Much sympathy to you for your sad loss. Take comfort that you knew the real person behind the headlines. A man who brought up his two children and adopted child single handedly, held down a sucessful career as a teacher and achieved many other accomplishments surely says something. A friend of mine knew your father for a few years back in the 80's and always maintains he was a very fair person and always went out of his way to help out , once spending a good many hours helping him go through a manual and fix his old car when it wouldnt start and offering him impartial and good advice with a personal issue he had. Nobody has the right to sit and judge because nobody knows the real truth behind what really happened. Stay Strong and keep the happy memories you have close to your hearts. My Best Wishes to you and your family. 

Our sincere condolences to Jen and to Gordon's family - you are in our thoughts. 
Gill and John L

Jez, buckle and family, i was shocked and saddened to hear the news, my thoughts are with you all x 

I would like to pass on my sincere condolences for your loss, nobody deserves to lose their Mum in such a way and then their Dad in such devastating and tragic circumstances. I am very sorry for your sad loss, but hope you take some comfort in the knowledge that Gordon is now at peace. I hope your family can also find some peace in the future and take comfort in the happy memories you will have of him, I am sure he was a great Dad and had lots of good and positive things to offer people, regardless of whether or not he commited this crime . Remember good times and happy times and Gordon's achievements throughout his life when you think of him and try not to dwell too much on the negative aspects or the stories in the media. My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. 

We are deeply saddened by the news of Gordon's death, and our thoughts and prayers are of course with Jen and all the family. We certainly hope to be with you at the funeral. 
Christopher and Mary J

So sorry to hear the sad news about Gordon. It is about time that jury's realised that they are playing with peoples lives and actually considered the evidence instead of just placing misplaced blind trust in the police! A miscarriage of Justice is worse than a crime unsolved because there are two victims and all their family and friends and the real criminal is 'scot free' not even under investigation anymore. I had no idea how corrupt the system is until I experienced it for myself - you are not a person just a 'target' or 'result' its disgusting. Its makes you wonder just how many innocent people there are incarcarated and how those who lock them up manage to sleep. 
Linda W

I have known Gordon all my life and grew up with his children, and he was a true gentleman and it was a privilege to know him. Rest in peace Gordon. 

I hope this message reaches Jeremy and Rachel, who I remember from school and the Abbey Musical Society. I just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear about the death of your father. I can't imagine how you are feeling but you are in my thoughts and prayers. My memories of your Dad are of a fantastic teacher! He used to give us smarties for completing the SMP maths cards, so I just whizzed through them and went home with a pot of smarties every day!! I've loved maths ever since. He also coached the netball team which I was in. My year in his class was the best year of junior school and set me up brilliantly for secondary school. I'm so sorry he's not with you anymore. Best wishes to you both. 
Claire T

I am so sorry for your loss. I have read up on this case and it really does seem to be a massive miscarriage of justice. I wish you well. 

Dear Jeremy, we don't know what to say and you must be sick of hearing that. We are here and if there is anything at all we can do just let us know, we really mean it. Do you want us to come and support you or stay away, we want to help but not interfere, god bless you and we are praying for you all from the MAJORS

I am so, so sorry for your tragic loss and would like to send my condolences to Gordon's wife and family. I do not know any of you personally, but i live in Barrow and know how small minded some people here can be. I have always believed Gordon to be innocent, and i sincerely hope that one day his name will be cleared. 

I am so sorry the case of Mr Park took the turn it did on the 25th of January. My deepest sympathy's to the family. I am hopeful, however, that Mr Park's passing will not be the end of the campaign to clear his name. 
Jim M

I wish to pass on my sincere condolences to you all. I cannot imagine how difficult this time is for you. Don't give up the fight to clear Gordon's name 

I was shocked and saddened to read of Gordon's death earlier. I remember this case well and the later trial and conviction. At the time of the court case, I wasn't aware of the lack of evidence and what appears to be collusion against him; I just took at face value what I read in the newspapers. This affects us all as an injustice could happen to any of us. My thoughts are with Gordon and the trauma and helplessness he must have gone through in prison. 
Graham W

Dear Jeremy and all your family I am very sorry to hear the distressing news of your father's death on his 66th birthday. It is very sad that he has suffered so much, injustice is so hard to bear. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad and difficult time - and I shall continue to pray that the truth will be proved some day. 
Jane H

Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and your family today and sending you lots of love, 
Becky x

I was shocked to hear of your father's death today. All my sympathy. 
Andrew H

I have just managed to speak with Kevin and he has asked me to pass on his condolence's also. He is of course devastated, as we all are. My thoughts are with you all 

Sorry for what has happened and that justice has failed you so badly. 

So very sorry to hear what's happened today. I'm absolutely devastated for you. If I can help in any way, just let me know. Lots of love to all of you. 
Hazel W

Having heard the sad news this morning, we just wanted to send our condolences to Jenny and all the true family of Gordon. We never thought that Gordon was guilty but now he will never see the true outcome of all the efforts of his family and friends, a miscarriage of justice if ever there was one. Jenny our thoughts are always with you. With sorrow 
Jim & Anne

Today I was very sorry to hear about the death of Gordon Park on the news. Sympathies go out to his family at his very sad time. 
Pauline H

Sorry to hear the sad news today. 

Jez, Buckle and family, Please accept my sincere condolonces for your tragic loss. I was truly shocked to read the news today. So sad. We are all thinking of you. 
Dave S and family.

We have just heard the awful news this afternoon - we are so so sorry and are devastated for you all. May I on behalf of our family send our heartfelt condolences at this very sad time. our thoughts and best wishes always 
Brigitte B

I was incredibly sad to see the news today. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Good luck, and may Gordon rest in peace. 
Josh M

Jeremy & Alison, What terrible news.I'm so sad for both of you and for Rachael and for all the family. With deepest condolences, 
Bob W

I am so sry to hear about your loss i will always remember my park...the sailing trips especially a man who had a lot of time for his pupils and family hope he can be at peace now my thoughts are with all the family. 

One hopes the awful news is a mistake....but I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you all and sending my deepest sympathies. 
Susan M

Dear All, Just wanted to send my deepest sympathies and say how devastated I am, and I know the students of Leeds will be when they hear the tragic news. My heart goes out to you all. I know the years of hard work that went into campaigning and supporting Gordon, and the support you gave to many others and for that we are all so grateful. I am so sorry this has had such a devastating outcome. Thinking of you all, 
Carole - Director of University of Leeds Innocence Project and all the students of the project

This is a very sad end to a tragic story. I offer my condolences to the Park family, and all of Gordon's friends and supporters. Whether you believe in Gordon's innocence or not, I can tell you that he was an excellent teacher and a very decent man. Rest In Peace. 
Wayne A

Only Gordon will ever know whether or not he committed this crime so we will never know the answer but it is a sad reflection on society when a persons life can only be valued in what they cost the tax payer. My condolences go to Mrs Park and the family and may you find strength to get through this terrible time.